Schalke vs Shakhtar: preview

We bring you a preview of the Europa League last 32 second leg game. Shakhtar will play an away match with Schalke.

25 February, Gelsenkirchen, Arena AufShalke, 20:00
Live broadcast on channels Ukraina and Futbol 1

Before match

Due to disqualification, Fred and Oleksandr Kucher won’t be able to help Shakhtar. Azevedo, Dentinho and Bernard will also miss the game. We remind you that Mircea Lucescu has taken 22 players to Germany.

Nastasic and Howedes are still injured for Schalke. Plus during a pre-match press conference the Schalke coach Andre Breiteinreiter has reported about problems of Meyer, Goretzka and Choupo-Moting. These may take part in the match, but everything will depend on their condition on the day of the game.

Referee of the match - Matej Yug (Slovenia)
Assistants - Matej Zhunic, Robert Vuk (both - Slovenia)
Additional assistant referees - Mitya Žganec, Dejan Balazic (both - Slovenia)
Fourth official – Bojan Ul (Slovenia)
Referee observer - Matteo Trefoloni (Italy)

Opponents

During the interval between two games with Shakhtar, Schalke played their match on Matchday 22 of the German league. Schalke played out a 1-1 draw with Stuttgart (Youness Belhanda scored). Schalke are sitting in sixth place in the Bundesliga, one point behind Borussia M.

Previous meeting

UEFA Europa League 2015-16. Last 32. The first match.

Shakhtar 0-0 Schalke

Shakhtar: Pyatov, Srna (c), Kucher, Rakytskyy, Ismaily, Stepanenko, Malyshev (Kryvtsov, 90), Marlos (Wellington, 74), Kovalenko, Taison (Eduardo 80), Gladkyy

Schalke: Fahrmann (c), Kaisar, Neustädter, Matip, Kolasinac, Geis, Goretzka, Sane (Sam, 87), Meyer (Schopf, 81), Belhanda (Huntelaar, 88), Choupo-Moting

Booked: Sanaa (77), Kucher (80), Gladkyy (84)

Sent off: Kucher (86, second yellow card)
 

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